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Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?

GUEST,merrywoman@hotmail.com 11 Jun 04 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,noddy 11 Jun 04 - 02:36 PM
GUEST,merrywoman 11 Jun 04 - 03:13 PM
John-S 11 Jun 04 - 03:29 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 11 Jun 04 - 05:09 PM
Murray MacLeod 11 Jun 04 - 07:18 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 11 Jun 04 - 08:51 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 11 Jun 04 - 08:53 PM
GUEST,MerryWoman 11 Jun 04 - 09:19 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 12 Jun 04 - 09:54 AM
GUEST,Bex McK 12 Jun 04 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,merrywoman 12 Jun 04 - 05:35 PM
GUEST,Scabby Douglas 13 Jun 04 - 11:58 AM
GUEST 13 Jun 04 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,noddy 14 Jun 04 - 09:04 AM
My guru always said 14 Jun 04 - 09:48 AM
Scabby Douglas 14 Jun 04 - 10:52 AM
akenaton 14 Jun 04 - 12:12 PM
GUEST,merrywoman 14 Jun 04 - 01:08 PM
Murray MacLeod 14 Jun 04 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,merrywoman 14 Jun 04 - 03:11 PM
akenaton 14 Jun 04 - 04:35 PM
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Subject: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman@hotmail.com
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 12:41 PM

Can anyone steer me to some places where I can hear traditional and/or folk music in Scotland toward the end of this month and in early July? I'm making my first trip to Scotland shortly. I'll be in Edinburgh June 24 and 25, then about 45 minutes north of Glasglow for a week, then back to Edinburgh July 3 - 6.
Any web sites or recommendations would be much appreciated.
Many thanks,
Mary Anne
Texas, USA


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 02:36 PM

When in Edinburgh pick up the free "Whats On" leaflet at tourist information .It gives info on every kind of music in town. Too much to say here.
Alba Folk is a good site.
Follow through for clubs in Fife, Glennfarg is good, Dunkeld the TAybank Web site Once owned by Dougie Maclean but sold on to very friendly and like minded new owners. Has a good club on a froday night upstairs or session almost very night in bar. Stirling Folk Club, The Wee Folk Club in Edinburgh itself . Watch out for a band called Tarneybackle, excellent trio based inPerth but may be on tour check their site.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 03:13 PM

Thanks, Noddy. Great leads.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: John-S
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 03:29 PM

Try this link
http://www.gigguide.co.uk/edinfolk.htm

Where will you be 45 minutes north of Glasgow?


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 05:09 PM

Once you get here most of the public libraries have free internet access.

Folk Clubs & Venues in Fife with a Monthly Update

Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 07:18 PM

Told you they would be helpful, Mary.

Her location 45 minutes north of Glasgow is the village of Arrochar.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 08:51 PM

Hi Mary Anne
Arrochar? "North??" "45 Minutes?" WRT Glasgow
NoGet a map 8<) Very Useful
But seriously
North West & 1 & 1/2 Hours WRT Glasgow
Nearest Folk Club is in Alexandria
I have a friend/drinking-aquaintance (Gordon) who plays a a hot accordian for Friday or Saturday nights dances in the Arrochar Hotel
There used to be friday night session in the Green Kettle at Garelochhead 94-5 Miles from Arrochar.

Hope You Enjoy You Visit
Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 08:53 PM

Garelochhead is 4 - 5 miles from Arrochar.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,MerryWoman
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 09:19 PM

Wow, you were right, Murray.
MANY thanks for all the leads, everyone.
Kenny, I HAVE a map... just haven't used it yet. ;-) Gonna. Soon. I was going by the write-up on the place where I'm staying... not right in Arrochar, but 2 miles from that train station, I think. (I'm glad Garelochhead is 4-5, not 94-5 miles away!)
Again, thanks to you all. If you ever get to Texas, I'll hook y'all up to some fine Texas Two-Steppin' music (or, even better, some small folk venues).


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 09:54 AM

Hi Mary
I just phoned the Green Kettle and it is no longer a pub/hotel so no more sessions.
Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,Bex McK
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 03:50 PM

In Edinburgh:

Sandy Bell's Bar on Forrest Road-- for Irish/Scottish instrumental stuff most nights of the week.   The Royal Oak on Infirmary Street for singing-- mostly folk-- every night of the week. It looks like a dive (no, I take that back, it IS a dive), but there is occasionally an absolutely magical session in there. Don't be put off by appearances. In most pubs in Edinburgh, you can pick up a copy of The Gig Guide, which will list pretty much all of the live music in town for the month.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 05:35 PM

Thanks, guys.
Sorry to hear the Green Kettle's no longer an option. I like the name. I've had several folks recommend Sandy Bell's and The Royal Oak. I enjoy instrumental stuff, but what I REALLY love is singing (listening, not doing!). I'm not worried about places looking like a dive... ;-) You should see some of the places in Texas where I go to hear good music.
Edinburgh, here I come! (just 11 more days!)
Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 13 Jun 04 - 11:58 AM

If singing is your thing, then Wednesday evening at Cafe Source in Glasgow is where to be. It's part of SAINTS, just down from Glasgow Cross

Saint Andrews In The Square

Proceedings kick off after 8pm.

If you want to sing, come and sit in or near the circle, we have a few regulars that lurk at the back, but if we don't know you like to sing, then we won't pester visitors.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jun 04 - 03:27 PM

tuesday nights in auldhouse near east kilbride .. great wee tiny pub, great musicians ( the cameron brothers )
i think their website is www.cameronbrothers.co.uk

a real scottish night out if you are up that way

enjoy !


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 09:04 AM

I thought that EK had grown so much it had joined up with Auldhouse.
I used to get served in that pub when I was 14 years old. Me and my mates would walk out have two pints play darts then walk home. Oh the high life we lived in those days.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: My guru always said
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 09:48 AM

This thread may be of use if a Catter 'searches' & arrives here. It would be good to get as much info in one place if we can :-)


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 10:52 AM

And of course, there's the Star Club (also in SAINTS) on a Thursday evening, and Chapelton Folk Club and Houston Folk Club the same night.

More info here:

http://www.footstompin.com/articles/folk_clubs
http://www.footstompin.com/articles/session_pubs


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: akenaton
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 12:12 PM

Hi Mary .....Dont think you'll have much time for music, you'll spend most of your time doing battle with the famous Arrochar midge!!
Arrochar ,not far from my wee hoose, is notorious for the ferocity of its midges.
Para Handy used to say,"they like nothing better, than an Englishman wi bare knees" ....Ake


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 01:08 PM

Akenaton, Scabby Douglas, Noddy, My guru, guests, et al,
Thanks!!
By the way, right now I'm working off a fairly small map of Scotland (I'll have a better once I arrive). If you can give any indication of where some of these places (like Auldhouse near East Kilbride) are, it would be most helpful.
I have been warned about the midges, Ake, but I don't intend to let them slow me down. I'll try to keep my knees covered (at least with some sort of bug-repellent). So, are you familliar with a place called the Village Inn? Do they ever have music there? Just asking because it's close to where I'll be.
Again, many thanks.
Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 01:38 PM

Mary, the Village Inn does not have any live music, at least not in summer. The manager told me that the rest of the hotels in the village are the same. They are so busy in summer I guess they don't feel the need to put on any musical attractions.

Will you have the use of a car while in Edinburgh, btw ?


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 03:11 PM

Murray,
Well, rats about the Village Inn and others in the village not having live music. Thanks for checking, though.
While in Edinburgh, I'll be depending on shanks mares and public transportion.
Once I arrive in Arrochar, however, I'll have some access to a car (you may want to steer clear of the area... driving on the left side of the road will be a new experience!).
Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: akenaton
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 04:35 PM

Mary....The Cobbler Hotel used to have country dance music for the "towrists",but its sort of fallen out of fashion.
Traditional folk music has never been common on the West Coast.
In my youth the big thing was Scottish Country Dances. There were plenty of great bands about, and every village had a dance at least once a week.
I still remember the feeling of excitement,walking to the hall,the nearer you got,the louder the music and cries of the dancers became.
After a few drams everybody had a great time. The dances usually went on from 8:00pm till 2 or 3 in the morning.
The scenery round Arrochar is spectacular, they call the mountains "the Arrochar Alps".Try to get down by Cowal and see Loch Eck ,another beatiful spot,and most importantly enjoy your stay.
I hope you get to love the place half as much as I do ....Ake


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 05:22 PM

Ake,

I am predisposed to love the country because I love the music. I'm sure I won't be disappointed. ...and after a few drams, it's ALL good. Yes? ;-)

Again, thanks.
Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: jimmyt
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 05:32 PM

Occasional sessions at the Forth Inn in Aberfloyle in the Trossachs. Sounds like you have a lot of excellent musical leads though, wish I were heading off to Scotland Hot as hell here in Georgia, COuld use some of the Scottish mist


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Megan L
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 05:33 PM

Ah now if its the heather and haggis stuff ye like you would have to head to Inverness or fort william.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 07:33 PM

This is timely as my wife and I will be visiting Scotland over the period 10th - 20th July. The links are great.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 11:18 PM

Lots of good links here, Mary. I think any of the folk clubs you might happen to catch would be a good bet. You would be warmly welcomed. I wish I were going !


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 04:44 AM

Auldhouse is a tiny village with one shop and one pub and thats it.About 2 miles (or used to be) outside East Kilbride. EK is 12 miles south west of Glasgow.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 05:25 AM

you can go to www.folkandroots.co.uk/venues_scotland.html for even more info on whats on and where.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 07:37 AM

And MORE thanks to all for the info. Only 8 more days... (but who's counting?!) until I leave Texas; 9 days until I arrive in Edinburgh. As we say here in Texas... "YEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAA!!"

Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,David C
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:04 AM

Hey How come nobody has mentioned Stonehaven Folk Festival 8 to 11. July 14 miles south of Aberdeen Ok its a long way north (2hours from Glasgow) But what a 4 days Including the WORLD comb &paper playing Champiomship, all kinds of folk music in at least 10 different bars open till I daren't say when. Being europes oil capital we can speak American as well YEE HAA


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 10:34 AM

David,
Nice job on the language. ;-)
Unfortunately for me, I'll be heading back to Texas on July 6. So, I can't make the Stonehaven festival.
NEXT trip, I'll plan the whole thing around folk music. This time I'm traveling part of the time with friends and just tacking on some on-my-own time to round out the trip.
Thanks.
Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 10:48 AM

BEWARE THE MIDGES!
The are tiny flying insects also know as flying pyranaha!
I joke not.
Make sure you have insect repellent with a high DEET content or get eaten alive. There is another thing they dont like but I will have to ask my wife. It is a face cream or hand cream "Sure Super so soft".I will post again with the right name tomorrow.

Otherwise enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 11:54 AM

Thanks, Noddy. I have packed a good repellent with high DEET content. I think the product you're referring to is Avon's Skin So Soft. It works here pretty well on mosquitos, and I read in a guide book that it seems effective against midges, too. I have had a healthy respect for midges ever since reading about them in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings almost 30 years ago!!
Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Megan L
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 02:05 PM

ach forget the repelant Mary just take up smoking a pipe lol.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 03:49 PM

Megan,
hmmmm. I've always enjoyed the smell of pipe smoke... ;-)
Thanks for the tip.
MA


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 07:28 AM

yes it is avon skin so soft. It works wonders for the skin too!


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,tsarkissusej@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 08:01 AM

Hi there's a good site about local scottish folk music which can be found here

http://www.realukmusic.co.uk/realukmusic/local/livescotland.htm

cheers

Tsarkis Susej


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,merrywoman
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 12:23 PM

Great link, Tsarkis. Thanks!

By the way, if you Scots see an obvious tourist wandinering about Arrochar smoking a pipe and reeking of a mixture of insect repellent and Skin So Soft... say hi to me! I'll be there soon! ;-)

Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 05:18 AM

Tarneybackle are on at the Kilmahog Inn ,Near Callendar on the 26th they do three one-hour sets or there abouts. Late lunch/early evening. Big John has a great voice as do the others in the band.
Tell them Noddy sent you.

Pity you are not around for the Lomond festival July 23/24/25.


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 01:43 PM

thanks, noddy. the 26th will be a travel day for me, so I'm not sure if I can make it, but I'll certainly keep them in mind. I checked out their web site and they look wonderful.
Mary Anne


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: Strupag
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 05:19 PM

Hi Mary Anne,
You just cannot go to Scotland without visiting the Highlands - particularly the west coast.
There's a few festivals going on on Skye throughout the summer and there's always music/sessions in the Ceilidh Place in Ullapool
Failte gu Alba

Andy


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Subject: RE: Venues for folk/trad music in Scotland?
From: GUEST,MerryWoman
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 09:23 PM

Andy,
Alas... so MUCH to do. So MUCH to see. So LITTLE time... I doubt I'll be able to make it up to Skye this trip. But, I know without a doubt that once I've made one trip to this wonderful country, I'll be back. I like to claim some Scots blood in my veins, so it's like coming home, right?
Thanks.
Mary Anne


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